New x11-ssh-askpass release available

Damien Miller djm at
Sat Dec 11 10:39:27 EST 1999

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On Fri, 10 Dec 1999, Jim Knoble wrote:

> I've just heard this week from Markus Friedl that x11-ssh-askpass is
> in OpenBSD's CVS tree in the X11 section.  I need to make absolutely
> sure that what they have and what i have are in sync before it goes
> anywhere else, and i haven't had time to do that yet.  (I'm leaving
> Sunday for a Linux Standard Base meeting and then The Bazaar in New
> York, and i won't be back until the following Sunday, so it might
> take a bit.)

I am _very_ jealous :)

> Once that's done, it's up to Damien whether it should be in the
> OpenSSH port or not; i'd really like to autoconf-ify it, but i don't
> have so much experience doing that.  Perhaps one or two folks here
> could help once it does (or doesn't) get in the OpenSSH package.

The next lot of packages I am building will have seperate tarballs
for the askpass programs, so integration with autoconf is less of 
an issue. xmkmf should work for any X11 system.

> I don't particularly see any reason to exclude the other ssh-askpass
> implementations other than that it's more difficult to maintain
> two or three implementations than one.  It seems good to let folks
> choose which one they prefer.

Thats the plan - users can select at runtime using the SSH_ASKPASS
env variable.


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